WA Skittles Bushrangers Inside Two Days
26 February 2017  

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Another sublime bowling performance from returning paceman Jason Behrendorff has guided the Alcohol.Think Again Western Warriors to a crushing innings defeat of Sheffield Shield leaders Victoria within two days.

Behrendorff's match figures of 14-89 are the second best in Shield history for WA, behind only Terry Alderman's 14-87 against NSW in 1981.

Behrendorff took 5-52 at the WACA ground on Sunday to help dismiss Victoria for 130 in their second dig, after his first-innings nine-wicket haul reduced the Bushrangers to be all out for 117 on Saturday.

The innings and 38-run outright win has lifted the Warriors to second on the Shield table.

The left-armer's 9-37 were the fifth-best figures in the history of the competition and the best figures in the Shield in half a century - Ian Brayshaw took 10-61 for WA against Victoria in 1967.

With his side leading by 168 runs on the first innings, Behrendorff snared three wickets inside the first seven overs of Victoria's second innings.

Aaron Finch played a lone hand for the visitors with an unbeaten 65 as his teammates were outclassed by Behrendorff and teenage prodigy Cameron Green (3-20).

Behrendorff removed Travis Dean (2), Marcus Harris (10) and Marcus Stoinis (1) inside his first four overs on Sunday after the Bushrangers had earlier dismissed the Warriors for 285, a lead of 168.

The left-arm quick, who was playing his first professional match after a three-month injury layoff, had each of his victims caught behind the wicket, with Dean edging to Cameron Bancroft at second slip and Harris and Stoinis both offering catches to Ashton Turner at third.

Cameron White (6) threw away his wicket five minutes before the tea break, slashing at a wide delivery from Green.

Warriors veteran Michael Klinger took a stunning catch in the gully to remove tailender Jon Holland and give Behrendorff his fourth wicket of the innings, before the 26-year-old fast bowler trapped No.11 Scott Boland lbw.

Earlier on Sunday, Green clubbed an entertaining 45 off 49 balls, including three giant sixes, to help extend WA's first innings lead after opener Jon Wells (70) was out in the second over of the day without adding to his overnight score.

James Pattinson and Chris Tremain each claimed three wickets for the Bushrangers.

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-AAP